Dragged Across Concrete Reviews

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August 15, 2020
Stuffed with wooden dialogue and dubious politics, there's still a grim fascination to this pulpy story shot in a fizzing streetlamp glow.
August 4, 2020
The dialogue has a nicely off-kilter feel.
July 29, 2020
The commentary on honesty, police brutality and the evils of capitalism is very accurate. It's a good cop film, a very unpredictable one. [Full review in Spanish]
July 27, 2020
It would be easy to dismiss Zahler as a grindhouse hack, [but] few action film directors put such care into every shot. And few screenwriters of any genre lavish such attention to the words put into the mouths of their characters.
July 13, 2020
A smouldering slow burn which drags and fizzles out without an explosive ending.
June 20, 2020
As the film comes to a bloody climax, the horrid pathos of men abandoned and tossed asunder resonates tragically. Regret, despair, stoicism and injustice all chime as the bell tolls and the bullets ricochet. It's operatic.
June 11, 2020
Zahler has an enormous capability to tell small, great personal stories without seemingly much effort. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 13, 2020
You feel as if you are being dragged across a concrete surface. For better and for worse. [Full review in Spanish]
February 13, 2020
...a film that is engaging and methodical even as the chaos and violence pile up.
February 6, 2020
Dragged Across Concrete is Zahler flexing his script-writing muscles, and it should come as no surprise he has also churned out five novels since 2010, with his latest feeling like an adaptation of one of his own books.
September 24, 2019
Dirty, angry, and it feels like it wants to pick a fight with you.
September 9, 2019
Lean, exceptionally mean, and oddly compelling.
August 30, 2019
Everything goes on way, way too long and so many of the characters are horrible.
August 30, 2019
Massively ambitious crime drama is a supremely well crafted piece of genre auteurism. It's thoroughly solid in the delivery of its very specific intentions; whether you want such a product is up to you.
August 28, 2019
Dragged Across Concrete feels like you're dangling on the end of a meat hook. It's painful and tense and at the same time, a little ridiculous... Even then, it's full of surprises, and riches for those who like it darker.
August 28, 2019
After years of doing it tough, jaundiced detective Brett Ridgeman proposes that he and his partner become partners-in-crime by ambushing and robbing a dealer.
August 27, 2019
Despite a running time (more than two and a half hours) that would normally seem excessive for this kind of movie, Dragged Across Concrete is never boring.
August 26, 2019
If you're patient enough, brave even, the final product may prove worthy of your investment.
August 14, 2019
Clever filmmaking.
August 10, 2019
...the movie is at its best when focused on Gibson and Vaughn's respective protagonists.
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